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The National Film Registry Class of 2010

The National Film Registry Class of 2010 (photo)

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The Hollywood Reporter has the list of this year’s selections for the National Film Registry. Selected by the Library of Congress, these “culturally, historically or aesthetically” significant will be preserved forever to ensure their availability for future generations of cineastes.

The roster this year runs the gamut, from early silents (like 1906’s actuality “A Trip Down Market Street”) to the avant-garde (like Larry’s Jordan’s 1969 collage film “Our Lady of the Sphere”) to mainstream blockbusters (like disco hallmark “Saturday Night Fever”). Interestingly, there’s quite a few contributions this year from major filmmakers who’ve recently passed away, from directors Irvin Kershner (“The Empire Strikes Back”) and Blake Edwards (“The Pink Panther”) to actor Leslie Nielsen (“Airplane!”).

Here’s the full list of the newly inducted members of the National Film Registry. All links will take you to their IMDb page (if you’re interested in more detailed descriptions of all the films, you can find that at THR). Also: the public is welcome to suggest titles for future preservation. You can submit up to 50 movies for consideration per year to; maybe if we start a letter-writing campaign we can get “Ghostbusters” in the class of 2011. Also also: I’ve embedded “Our Lady of the Sphere” below.

National Film Registry Class of 2010
1. “Airplane!” (Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, Jerry Zucker, 1980)
2. “All the President’s Men” (Alan J. Pakula, 1976)
3. “The Bargain” (Reginald Barker, 1914)
4. “Cry of Jazz” (Edward Bland, 1959)
5. “Electronic Labyrinth THX 1138 4EB” (George Lucas, 1967)
6. “The Empire Strikes Back” (Irvin Kershner, 1980)
7. “The Exorcist” (William Friedkin, 1973)
8. “The Front Page” (Lewis Milestone, 1931)
9. “Grey Gardens” (Ellen Hovde, Albert Maysles, David Maysles, Muffie Meyer, 1976)
10. “I Am Joaquin” (Luis Valdez, 1969)
11. “It’s A Gift” (Norman Z. McLeod, 1934)
12. “Let There Be Light” (John Huston, 1946)
13. “Lonesome” (Paul Fejos, 1928)
14. “Make Way For Tomorrow” (Leo McCarey, 1937)
15. “Malcolm X” (Spike Lee, 1992)
16. “McCabe & Mrs. Miller” (Robert Altman, 1971)
17. “Newark Athlete” (W.K.L. Dickson, 1891)
18. “Our Lady of the Sphere” (Larry Jordan, 1969)
19. “The Pink Panther” (Blake Edwards, 1964)
20. “Preservation of the Sign Language” (George Veditz, 1913)
21. “Saturday Night Fever” (John Badham, 1977)
22. “Study of a River” (Peter B. Hutton, 1996)
23. “Tarantella” (Mary Ellen Bute, Ted Nemeth, 1940)
24. “A Tree Grows In Brooklyn” (Elia Kazan, 1945)
25. “A Trip Down Market Street” (Uncredited, 1906)

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The Best Of The Last

Portlandia Goes Out With A Bang

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The end is near. In mere days Portlandia wraps up its final season, and oh what a season it’s been. Lucky for you, you can watch the entire season right now right here and on the IFC app, including this free episode courtesy of Subaru.

But now, let’s take a moment to look back at some of the new classics Fred and Carrie have so thoughtfully bestowed upon us. (We’ll be looking back through tear-blurred eyes, but you do you.)

Couples Dinner

It’s not that being single sucks, it’s that you suck if you’re single.

Cancel it!

A sketch for anyone who has cancelled more appointments than they’ve kept. Which is everyone.

Forgotten America

This one’s a “Serial” killer…everything both right and wrong about true crime podcasts.

Wedding Planners

The only bad wedding is a boring wedding.

Disaster Hut

It’s only the end of the world if your doomsday kit doesn’t include rosé.

Catch up on Portlandia’s final episodes on demand and at

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Your Portlandia Personality Test

The New Portlandia Webseries Is Going Your Way

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Carrie and Fred understand that although we have so much in common, we’re each so beautifully unique and different. To help us navigate those differences, Portlandia has found an easy and honest way to embrace our special selves in the form of a progressive new traffic system: a specific lane for every kind of driver. It’s all in honor of the show’s 8th and final season, and it’s all presented by Subaru.

Ready to find out who you really are? Match your personality to a lane and hop on the expressway to self-understanding.

Lane 10: Trucks Piled With Junk

Your junk is falling out of your trunk. Shake a tail light, people — this lane is for you.

Lane 33: Twins

You’re like a Gemini, but waaaay more pedestrian. Maybe you and a friend just wear the same outfits a lot. Who cares, it’s just twinning enough to make you feel special.

Lane 27: Broken Windows

Bad luck follows you around and everyone knows it. Your proverbial seat is always damp from proverbial rain. Is this the universe telling you to swallow your pride? Yes.

Lane 69: Filthy Cars

You’re all about convenience. Getting your car washed while you drive is a no-brainer.

Lane 43: Newly Divorced Singles

It’s been a while since you’ve driven alone, and you don’t know the rules of the road anymore. What’s too fast? What’s too slow? Are you sending the right signals? Don’t worry, the breakdown lane is nearby if you need it.

Still can’t find a lane to match your personality? Check out all the videos here. And see the final season of Portlandia this spring on IFC.

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Last-Minute Holiday Gift Guide

Hits from the '80s are on repeat all Christmas Eve and Day on IFC.

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